Assisting our community with the $250 Power Saving Bonus

Port Fairy Community House is an official community outreach provider for the State Government’s $250 Power Saving Bonus.

We are assisting community members to receive this one-off payment to help ease energy bill stress, and to help them seek out a better energy deal. This is a FREE service and only takes 10mins.

Starting 24 March 2023, this payment is available to ALL Victorian households.

What is the $250 Power Saving Bonus?

The $250 Power Saving Bonus is a one-off $250 payment which provides direct support to Victorian households experiencing power bill stress during the coronavirus pandemic.

Who is eligible for the Power Saving Bonus?

To be eligible, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a Victorian residential energy consumer (i.e. have a residential electricity account)
  • You must be the account holder

When can households apply?

This new round starts 24 March 2023.

How many people per household can apply?

Only one payment is available to each household.

I received the previous Power Saving Bonus. Can I apply again?

Yes you can.

How do I apply?

Applications are made online. If you do not have access to the internet, or are uncomfortable using technology, we are here to help.

Get in contact with Port Fairy Community House and we will help you every step of the way:

Phone number: 55682681

Address: Railway Place, Port Fairy

What do I need for the application process?

When you come to us to submit your application, there are a few things you need to bring with you:

  • a copy of a recent electricity bill
  • your ‘NMI’ number (this is located on your bill and is typically a 10 or 11 digit number)
  • your bank account details

How will it be paid to me?

When you submit your application online, you will be able to choose between receiving your payment via EFT (electronic transfer into your bank account) or cheque.

How long does it take to receive the Power Saving Bonus?

If you meet the eligibility and documentation requirements, you should receive your $250 payment via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) within two to three weeks of submission. If you request payment via cheque, this should be received within four weeks.

What times are Port Fairy Community House assisting people with applications?

Tuesday – Friday between 10am – 1pm

Do I need to call and book a time?

You can call 55682681 to book a time or just drop in with your bill and we will be able to help you. This is a FREE service and only takes 10 mins.